Media Advisory - TRC Commissioner, residential school survivor and CBC Radio host to discuss path to reconciliation at Law Society

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Findings and recommendations from the summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) recent, watershed report will be the focus of a candid public discussion at Osgoode Hall in Toronto on September 10.

The dialogue, moderated by CBC Radio host and TRC Honorary Witness Shelagh Rogers, will feature TRC Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson and residential school survivor Garnet Angeconeb.

Speakers will share their thoughts on how the future could be shaped by the TRC's 94 Calls for Action, released as part of the commission's executive report summary last June. Six years in the making, the TRC report summary documents the profound impacts of more than a century of forced residential schooling of Aboriginal children across Canada.

"We all share a collective duty to work towards reconciliation and we need understanding and candid dialogue to help us do that," says Law Society Treasurer Janet Minor. "This event serves as a platform for discussion and a learning opportunity for the Law Society, members of the profession and the public."

Entitled, the Legacy of Residential Schools and Reconciliation – What does it mean for us?, this event is co-hosted with the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre. The discussion will be followed by a public reception.



September 10, 2015


5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Panel Discussion (Registration begins at 5 p.m.)

6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Public Reception in Convocation Hall


Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto

(Enter via east doors adjacent to Nathan Phillips Square)

Public registration for the event is now at capacity, but viewing is available via webcast.

Information about the Law Society's Aboriginal initiatives, including its renewed Aboriginal Strategy, is available online.

SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada

For further information: Media interested in attending or arranging interviews with the Commissioner or Treasurer can contact Susan Tonkin at 416-947-7605 or .


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